Traffic Fatality - Town of Wheaton
Date and Time of Event: 03/05/18 at 6:08 P.M.
Type of Event: 2 vehicle crash with fatality.
Location of Event: Township of Wheaton, County Highway F .5 south of 20th Ave at 190th Ave.
Persons Involved: Deceased Driver: Michael Maresh Date of Birth 10/08/1949
Driver: Matthew Scheidler Date of Birth 11/29/1996
Agencies Involved: Chippewa County Sheriff’s Office, Chippewa County Coroner, Chippewa Fire District Fire, and Chippewa Fire District Ambulance Service.
Details of Event: On Monday 03/05/18 at 6:08 P.M. the Chippewa County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a 2-vehicle crash with injury on County Highway F .5 miles south of 20th Ave. in the Township of Wheaton. A vehicle traveling northbound and a vehicle traveling southbound on CTH F struck in a head on type matter as both vehicles were negotiating a curve on the snow-coved roads. The driver of the northbound vehicle was transported to a local hospital by ambulance and later passed away. The driver of the southbound vehicle was not injured in the crash. Alcohol at this time in the investigation does not appear to be a factor. The crash remains under investigation by the Chippewa County Sheriff’s Office.
Sheriff James L Kowalczyk